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Are you ready to face the horror of the Hivebrood, the gruesome Geonid, or the dread Dusanu? These and many other baleful beasts lurk within the pages of this manual, waiting to challenge even the mightiest adventurers!

The Creature Catalogue is the first major expansion to the range of D&D game monsters. Within its covers have been collected all the curious creatures first presented in the official D&D adventure modules, plus many more new nasties, designed to challenge and perplex the heartiest heroes. Also included is a comprehensive index of all D&D monsters found in the Basic, Expert, Companion, and Master rule sets.

Whether your players' characters are 1st, 21st, or 31st level, this tome contains many fantastic creatures with which to test their mettle. Armed with the Creature Catalogue, you will be able to find the right fearsome foe to confront even the most foolhardy fellow.

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Christopher T April 22, 2024 8:25 pm UTC
POD please!
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Joshua S April 24, 2024 7:07 am UTC
I painstakingly screenshot each page. Increased contrast and reduced brightness of each page in photoshop. Then recombined them into a pdf. Took about 2 hours. The print came out stark, bold and amazing! Used a 19 hole punch and binder rings to print & bind all 20+ Basic, 1e & 2e Monster Manuals. They lay open so much better, which is good for reference books that'll be used often.
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Christopher T April 24, 2024 9:11 pm UTC
Roger that. A fair amount of work needed for a PDF file it sounds like. Should work great too for you. From an AD&D collector, and users perspective though. I really would like to see this booklet remade. It was a great tool for DM's to use back when it first came out, and still holds its value I believe today.
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Brady B June 21, 2023 10:28 pm UTC
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Matt Y May 29, 2023 11:00 pm UTC
Would love a POD for this, please!
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Sean B January 26, 2023 1:31 pm UTC
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Jamie B December 20, 2022 8:13 am UTC
POD, please.
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Greg B November 20, 2022 6:19 pm UTC
Print on demand!
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Rich E P March 15, 2022 3:41 pm UTC
+1 for POD please
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michael M August 23, 2021 1:50 pm UTC
Print on demand please
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Andrew K April 02, 2021 5:09 pm UTC
A print on demand would be nice for this book.
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Bruce H November 23, 2018 11:41 pm UTC
Poor scan. Comes off a pale gray.
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Cold C March 29, 2018 1:10 am UTC
This book is not as complete as the description claims. It does not include creatures from the Basic, Expert, and perhaps other sets mentioned here. They are referenced in the list, but only the listings in boldface are included in the text. It references pages numbers for creatures included in this volume. It references the other books for creatures not included. So I guess I still need the rules cylcopedia after getting both of the Creature Catalogs.
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Necrotic G March 15, 2018 8:35 am UTC
Great book, but terrible scan quality (see the preview).
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February 07, 2017 2:27 pm UTC
Preferred this version over DRM2 (orangish cover). Overall quality is not the greatest, a bit of bleed through of images and text from the other side of the paper. But it is fully bookmarked and the text is real text, the page is not just an image scan.
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